NU living launches new homes at Parkside West in Blackwall Reach
NU living, the in-house developer for Swan Housing, has launched Parkside West, Phase 2 at Blackwall Reach, a regeneration project in London.
Launching on Saturday 26 June and Sunday 27 June, Parkside West will see 268 new homes placed in the heart of this dynamic regeneration scheme. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes, starting from GBP420,000, will offer an exceptional standard of living with outstanding views over a landscaped Millennium Green and/or the city. Along with these views, each home will offer a balcony or indoor winter garden, providing flexible space for modern London living. The homes will have a variety of internal layouts with very few repeated designs, allowing residents to choose one that matches their lifestyle and personal preferences, and to accommodate working from home, hobbies and wellness areas.
The area is being transformed into a modern sustainable community which will provide 1,575 inviting homes. For those looking for plenty of open space, Parkside West will be set around the revitalised Millennium Green. This unexpected oasis gives the development a unique sense of space, providing a beautiful secluded sanctuary to exercise, energise and relax. The landscaped central park has been designed as an immersive outdoor space with play areas, seating, and an outdoor gym, as well as a combination of landscaped zones and meadows, promoting biodiversity in the city. The new urban park will see a significant net gain of 124 trees, improving residents’ wellbeing as well as reducing carbon footprint around the estate.
As part of this second phase of the development, Swan has partnered with make:good and Bow Arts to work with residents and the local community to facilitate an exceptional collection of public artworks placed within the Millennium Green. Designed to encourage a connection and sense of ownership, the ‘Taxonomy of Joy’ project will engage the community through a collaborative process, with plans to collect and catalogue their personal experiences of joy as inspiration for the design and offer them a personal connection to the finished artwork.
Parkside West includes a collection of four apartment blocks each with their own architectural style and character, providing a varied and interesting living environment with communal roof terraces and refined
community spaces. Working with the communal areas to create open and attractive community space, the architectural style and diversity promotes a sustainable and enjoyable place to live and call home.
The extensive public realm at Blackwall Reach has been subject to significant investment, supplementing new community facilities and retail space around the Blackwall area. Newly completed Station Square (Phase 1B) offers a wealth of shops, hospitality and fitness spaces for residents including Dock Coffee, MoreYoga and The Chairman Grooming. Minutes from Parkside West is ‘Republic’, one of the capital’s most exciting, flexible workspaces. The campus at East India Dock, immediately adjacent to Blackwall Reach, has brought restaurants, retail and leisure providers to the area, in addition to being a diverse hub for start-ups and independent businesses.
One of London’s most forward-thinking developments, Blackwall Reach offers outstanding connectivity and easy access into the city, particularly with the upcoming opening of Crossrail and with fast links already provided by Blackwall DLR station. As one of London’s most significant regeneration projects in recent times, the site continues to be transformed into a vibrant and well-connected new community with green space at its heart.
Geoff Pearce, Deputy Chief Executive for Swan Housing Association, says: “Bringing the homes at Parkside West to the sales market is a significant milestone in our Blackwall Reach regeneration project, offering an opportunity for purchasers to become part of the wonderful new neighbourhood that continues to evolve, and enjoy the abundance of green, open space. Our collaborative approach in working with the local community will ensure a sustainable and inclusive neighbourhood for years to come, and a safe place they can call home.”